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Nacha Adopts Rules for the Ongoing Modernization of ACH Payments
Nacha has approved eight new amendments to the Nacha Operating Rules governing the use of ACH payments. Many of the changes reflect a long-term strategy to modernize the ACH system, both through infrastructure improvements such as Same Day ACH; and making ACH payments easier to use for the country’s consumers, businesses and other organizations.
Clearing the Air About Stimulus Funds and Direct Deposit
A message from Nacha President and CEO Jane Larimer regarding criticism that the disbursement of stimulus funds was too slow, and that justifies a new instant payments infrastructure.
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Nacha Industry Survey: Help Us Help You

October 23, 2020
Would You Give Us 10 minutes of Your Time? As a payments professional who has interacted with Nacha, we would greatly value your input to help ensure that we are meeting payments industry needs and delivering you quality payments information in the best way. We've assembled a survey with 35 simple questions to complete. All responses will remain confidential and secure. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey. Please feel free to share this anonymous survey link with your peers and colleagues.
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ACH Operations Bulletin #7-2020 Nacha Provides Update on COVID-19 Relief and Upcoming Effective Dates

October 19, 2020
Approximately six months ago, Nacha issued several ACH Operations Bulletins and Frequently Asked Questions announcing relief from a variety of requirements of the Nacha Operating Rules due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This ACH Operations Bulletin provides an update on the status of that relief, as well as information on upcoming effective dates of new Nacha Rules and other ACH requirements. Relief Extended Indefinitely  The following areas of relief are extended indefinitely, pending further notice.
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Nacha's George Throckmorton Addresses Frictionless Finance at Sibos

October 14, 2020
Along with panelists from Visa and EY, Nacha's George Throckmorton recently participated in "Frictionless Finance: Using Data to Accelerate and Connect Businesses. In it, the presenters discuss how data "powers payments" and is the key to frictionless commerce. 
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Larimer: The ACH Network Delivered Economic Impact Payments on Time

October 9, 2020
The criticism that the speed of the ACH Network slowed down stimulus payments, misguided as it is, misses the fact that the rail performed extraordinarily well. In a single day, the ACH Network supported 81 million payments without issue, in addition to its regular payment volumes.
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Afinis: New API Finds an Early Adopter Close to Home

October 6, 2020
Afinis’ new Payee Profile API allows a company to obtain correct payment transaction details and remittance requirements to pay another company regardless of business provider network or financial institution.
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Phixius Featured in Bank Info Security

October 5, 2020
Phixius, an online platform that integrates technology, rules and participants to exchange payment-related information across all payment types, was recently featured in Bank Info Security. 
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